Jimmer Fredette tickets cause Black Friday

Think fans in Glens Falls, N.Y., are excited that BYU star Jimmer Fredette is returning to his hometown to play?

On the day before some 6,000 tickets actually go on sale for the Dec. 8 BYU-Vermont game, people are already lining up outside the Glens Falls Civic Center box office ready to open their wallets and be a part of an event expected to draw a standing-room-only crowd, according to The Saratogian.

Resembling a Black Friday shopping sale, fans started lining up outside Glens Falls Civic Center on today; the box office opens at 10 a.m. Saturday for tickets to BYU’s Division I contest against the University of Vermont.

Fredette, an NBA prospect, led Glens Falls to the state high school finals in 2007 and scored 37 points in BYU’s first-round NCAA tournament victory over Florida last spring.

"Some people already have chairs out," a Civic Center spokesman said early Friday afternoon.

It's nice to know college basketball is in the air again and that it's already spread to Glens Falls in September. Much respect to those fired up enough to spend their Friday night camping out, especially considering the $30-$85 tickets can be purchased online or by phone.

Stay safe, beware of cutters, and here's hoping the Fredette family shows up as well, if only to distribute free pizza slices to those in line.